26 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

26 days in French Polynesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bora Bora
— 11 nights
2
Maupiti Island
— 1 night
3
Avatoru, Rangiroa
— 2 nights
4
Maharepa, Moorea
— 4 nights
5
Papeete, Tahiti
— 7 nights

11
nights
Bora Bora

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Get outdoors at Matira Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Head to Arc En Ciel Bora-Bora and Alain Despertfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Otemanu, stroll through Tupitipiti Point, take in the exciting artwork at Art du Pacific, and explore the gorgeous colors at White Valley.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bora Bora online road trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Bora Bora is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Tahiti Time (TAHT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Maupiti Island.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

1
night
Maupiti Island

Maupiti Island ©
Tropical paradise doesn't get more surreal than on Maupiti Island, a volcano perched on a coral atoll and surrounded by a horseshoe of forested land.
On the 8th (Wed), get outside with Mt. Teurafaatiu, make a trip to Le Palais de la mer, and then kick back and relax at Tereia Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maupiti Island day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bora Bora to Maupiti Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Avatoru.

Things to do in Maupiti Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tereia Beach ©
Tereia Beach
Le Palais de la mer ©
Le Palais de la mer

2
nights
Avatoru, Rangiroa

Avatoru ©
The main draw to Avatoru is its stunning location at the northern end of Rangiroa's vast, turquoise coral lagoon.
On the 9th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Recifs, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Gauguin's Pearl Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Le Lagon Bleu.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Avatoru day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Maupiti Island to Avatoru takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Maharepa.

Things to do in Avatoru

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Ile aux Recifs ©
Ile aux Recifs
Swim with Dolphins
Le Lagon Bleu ©
Le Lagon Bleu

4
nights
Maharepa, Moorea

Maharepa ©
Get outdoors at Magic Mountain and Temae Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Maharepa trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Avatoru to Maharepa in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Maharepa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Papeete.

Things to do in Maharepa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moorea, Ha'apiti, Afareaitu Waterfalls
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Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Eva Perles Pearl Buying ©
Eva Perles Pearl Buying
Temae Beach ©
Temae Beach

7
nights
Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
Get outdoors at Fautaua and The Water Gardens of Vaipahi. For shopping fun, head to Municipal Market or Manua Exquisite Tahitian Art. Explore Papeete's surroundings by going to Taharuu Beach (in Papara), Faarumai Waterfalls (in Arue) and Taravao (Taravao Plateau & Bain de Vaima). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Papeete Roulottes, take in the dramatic natural features at Point Venus, admire the natural beauty at Paofai Gardens, and get a sense of history and politics at Assemblee De La Polynesie Francaise.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Papeete journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Maharepa to Papeete in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Papeete, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Papeete

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Tahiti, Taravao, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Taharuu Beach, Faarumai Waterfalls
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Faarumai Waterfalls ©
Faarumai Waterfalls
Municipal Market
Municipal Market
Fautaua ©
Fautaua

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